Small Things for Monitoring

Speaker: Jan-Piet Mens


Whether you want to monitor a bunch of temperatures or check for open doors in your data center, the ESP8266 microcontroller is a very inexpensive and easy thing to get started with.

In this talk we show you a few of these tiny WiFi-enabled devices, look at a few use-cases, and we'll also demo some things with MQTT and discuss integration into your monitoring environment.


Jan-Piet Mens is an independent Unix/Linux consultant and sysadmin who's worked with Unix-systems since 1985.

Jan-Piet does odd bits of coding, and has architected infrastructure at major customers throughout Europe. One of his specialities is the Domain Name System and as such, he authored the book Alternative DNS Servers as well as a variety of other technical publications, and he launched the MQTT-based Open Source OwnTracks project.

Najaar 2016

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